NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Behind two goals from Ariana Martin (Hamden, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College field hockey team picked up the program's first-ever victory, defeating Dean College, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 2 | Dean 0
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (1-4) | Dean (1-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Martin opened the games scoring in the second minute after stealing the ball in the arc and beating the opposing goalie to her right. The goal is the first in Martin's career.
Rookie keeper Mikayla Lyston (Medford, N.Y.) kept the score at 1-0 heading into the halftime break with an outstanding second quarter. The freshman made five saves in the period, keeping the Bulldogs scoreless despite their six penalty corners.
Martin again found the back of the cage to start the third period. The freshman took advantage of some confusion in front of the cage, corralling a rebound and sneaking it by the keeper.
The Falcons remained steady to close the contest, shutting out Dean on its home turf. The Albertus defense held the Bulldogs to just two shots in the second half.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Albertus Magnus: Mikayla Lyston (W, 1-4): 5 Shots on Goal | 0 Goals-Against | 5 Saves | 60 minutes
Dean: Alexis Masse (L, 1-3): 6 Shot on Goal | 2 Goals-Against | 4 Save | 60 minutes
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Martin accounted for eight of Albertus' nine shots on the day, five of which were on goal.
• Katherin Martinez (Norwalk, Conn.) logged the Falcons' other shot, the first of her career.
• Despite being shutout, Dean led Albertus in shots (12-9) and penalty corners (8-5).
• The Bulldogs' keeper, Alexis Masse, made four saves in a complete-game effort.
• The win is the first in the program's short history.
• Martin tallied the program's first-ever multi-goal game.
• Two goals today is a new program record.
• Lyston's shutout this afternoon is the first in program history.
• With today's win, Albertus avenged a 2-1 loss to Dean to open the season.
• The Bulldogs own a slim 2-1 lead over the Falcons in the all-time series.
• With 18 career wins as the Albertus Magnus women's lacrosse head coach, Joe Caruso picked up his first field hockey win.
The Falcons remain on the road for a 4 p.m. Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) matchup against Saint Joseph's College (Me.) on Saturday, Sept. 21.